Learning from Google: Increasing the Quality of Worklife

Bunyamin, Hendra and Meyliana, Meyliana (2013) Learning from Google: Increasing the Quality of Worklife. In: The 2013 IBEA International Conference on Business, Economics, Accounting, 20-23 March 2013, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Managing human resources effectively has become vital to organizations within the modern and fast-paced business environment. How to ensure employees are still committed to the organization and bring them to reach high performance has turned the focus of human resources management (HRM) at every organization. Improving the quality of work life becomes one of the HRM’s main goals. Giving attention to the quality of work life can increase motivation and performance of the employee. Quality of work life is viewed as a wide-ranging concept, which includes adequate and fair remuneration, safe and healthy working conditions and social integration in the work organization that enables an individual to develop and use all his or her capacities. The definitions also emphasize the good feeling perceived from the interaction between the individuals and the working environment. This article reviews how Google Inc. has been managing human resources effectively which affects the loyalty of all employees. Moreover, this effective human resource management has made Google voted as the number one ‘Best Company to Work for’ in America. Google utilizes a strategy to create workplaces and office locations all over the world which are built over sprawling spaces with providing the employees not only with every possible space for creativity and innovation, but also ensure that the employees’ ideas are duly and uncompromisingly studied, worked on, and acknowledged. This article concludes that dynamic changes in work environment increase the quality of work life.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quality of Work Life, Google Inc., and Dynamic Changes in Work Environment.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Depositing User: Perpustakaan Maranatha
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2019 00:38
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019 00:38
URI: http://repository.maranatha.edu/id/eprint/26986

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